Lyndeborough man jailed after assault

MILFORD – A Lyndeborough man is in jail, charged with assaulting and seriously injuring another man during a party in his house.

After a probable cause hearing in Milford circuit court on May 13, Timothy S. Sullivan, 47, of 1550 Center Road, Lyndeborough, was returned to Hillsborough County House of Corrections in Manchester in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.

Sometime between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. May 3, Sullivan allegedly assaulted John Hyde, 41, of Lyndeborough, “causing serious bodily injury,” according to court documents, after he allegedly struck Hyde’s face “multiple times” and strangled him.

Hyde was taken to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua and then transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for further treatment, according to a Lyndeborough police press release.

Sullivan admitted to the assault, Lyndeborough Police Chief Rainsford Deware said in a phone interview.

The suspect was arraigned May 5 on first- and second-degree assault charges. At the May 13 probable cause hearing, a judge determined there was probable cause that a crime had been committed, the chief said.

On Monday, Deware had said the department’s prosecutor, attorney Ben Maki, would ask the judge to increase Sullivan’s bail based on the violence of the assault and the fact that Sullivan’s girlfriend has asked for a restraining order, but the bail remained at $50,000 cash.

A collection jar has been set up at the Lyndeborough Village Store to raise money for Hyde, as well as a fund at the TD Bank in Milford.

According to family members, Hyde (know as “Pickle”) had reconstructive face surgery at Mass. General, including installation of a plate in his cheek bone and reconstruction of his jaw.